“Reichsbürger” planning to build an army
In the last 12 months, this group, which refuses to recognise Angela Merkel’s government, has grown officially from 10,000 to 15,600 in a single year. As violence continues to spread across the continent, new members are being recruited weekly.
The German Federal Homeland Security Agency (Verfassungsschutz) has indications that the ‘Reichsbürger’ (named after Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich) are armed and dangerous.
Many members of the group have military training, having served their national conscription, a (now suspended) term of compulsory national service in the German state army.
Thanks to Anton for tracking and translating this one. There may be more on this later.